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Dick Scaife: On Hillary Clinton's visit

| Saturday, July 5, 2014, 9:47 p.m.

On Hillary Clinton's visit to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

“Walking into our conference room, not knowing what to expect (or even, perhaps, expecting the worst), took courage and confidence. Not many politicians have political or personal courage today, so it was refreshing to see her exhibit both.

“Sen. Clinton also exhibited an impressive command of many of today's most pressing domestic and international issues. Her answers were thoughtful, well-stated, and often dead-on.”

From a March 30, 2008, column

On how Sen. John McCain worked hand-in-hand with Sen. Ted Kennedy on an “ill-conceived and doomed immigration plan”:

“Yes, politics makes strange bedfellows. And, yes, sometimes senators must go along to get along and thus get things done.

“Yet, listening to (John) McCain's eulogy, I found myself wondering if he truly felt such common cause with (Teddy) Kennedy – and, if so, how he reconciles that with the conservative convictions on which he campaigned for president and on which his own party is based.

“It left me questioning if my support for John McCain in the 2008 election might have been misplaced.”

From a Sept. 6, 2009, column

Opposing Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood:

“Of course, no one wants teenagers to get pregnant. Yet far too many do — and they need honest, reliable advice about what to do next. For many of them, Planned Parenthood is the only reliable source of that advice. For many others, Planned Parenthood is the only safe, reliable source of avoiding pregnancy in the first place. … To take that away makes no sense.”

From a Feb. 26, 2011, column

On the death of former first lady Betty Ford:

“(Betty Ford) battled her own addictions to alcohol and painkillers and she knew the importance of treating that disease, too. And just as she had done with breast cancer, she discussed that fight candidly and fearlessly — once more encouraging Americans to seek treatment openly and to support each other.

“To those who have benefited from her commitment to fighting addiction — and I count myself among those ranks as well —her concern was a life-changing, lifesaving gesture. Her work was so important that I gave money to the Betty Ford Center.”

From a July 17, 2011, column

Lamenting “a disturbing trend in American banking”:

“(In) the past decade, Bank of New York Mellon has retreated from commercial banking. It has concentrated instead on wealth management — a lucrative pursuit for it, but one that does little to serve our community in the manner it once did.

“Not every financial institution, enlarged by mergers and acquisitions, abandons its customers and communities; Pittsburgh-based PNC, for example, strives to remain an essential part of the communities into which it has expanded.”

From an Aug. 25, 2013, column

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